CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new store looking to spice up some homecooked meals has arrived in Downtown Corning.  

Sudha's Emporium opened on East Market Street on Friday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the afternoon. The shop offers a wide variety of spices, kitchen decor, and other goods. Owner Shanti Venugopal was inspired to open the store by her mother, who passed away in December 2020. After her family moved to Corning 11 years ago for her husband's job, they needed a place to find spices.  

“We were having trouble finding all the spices we wanted,” Venugopal said. “A year and a half ago, I had an opportunity to stay at home after my second son was born, and I had this idea of opening a store with gourmet gifts from around the world.”  

More information about the store can be found on Facebook and Instagram.